Essay On Light In Romeo And Juliet

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It was the beginning of the end from the moment Romeo and Juliet laid eyes on each other. In the tragic story of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, the two teens were deeply in love, although their families were in a feud that would normally forbid members of the opposing families to be together. Romeo and Juliet ignored this unwritten rule, and eventually caused them both to have premature deaths. Throughout the entire story, light was shown both in the presence of Juliet as a sense of beauty, and also seen as a sense of bad or an ending of a happy occurrence. It was a representation of their relationship, having some great moments and other unpleasant ones. At the time Romeo and Juliet met, Romeo was comparing her eyes to bright…show more content…
During one of the visits, Romeo believed he heard the lark, a bird that sung when it was becoming close to dawn. Juliet began to grow nervous for Romeo, as he thought that it was becoming close to day, “O, now be gone; more light and light it grows” (III.v.35). Romeo responds with “More light and light; more dark and dark our woes” (III.v.36). This scene demonstrated how the light caused bad feelings for both Romeo and Juliet, even though the light outside would normally cause joy and happiness for…show more content…
At the beginning of the play, Romeo wanted to keep himself out of the light because the woman he loved, Rosaline, did not love him. Later, he is comparing Juliet to the Sun as a bright light, since Juliet is now the one true love of his life. Then, when the two lovers were together on Juliet’s balcony, they became saddened when it began to become light out, for Romeo would have to leave if he didn’t want to be killed by Juliet’s family. Then, Capulet has heart full of light because he is so excited for the wedding of Juliet and Paris. Finally, in Juliet’s resting place, he was saying that Juliet was lighting up the entire tomb with her beauty. Light can be perceived in many different ways, depending on the person and
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